Students should brace for wait similar to U football

The demand for tickets to Real Salt Lake’s historic first-ever match in Utah is high, according to Dan Black, a ticket seller at the U ticket office.

Black said the ticket office has already sold more than 14,000 tickets, and that they are opening all 10 windows in preparation for a large walk-up crowd that may double the announced number.

Should U (and Real) fans brace for long lines stretching back to the light rail stop like they were for football games?

“They [fans] could be waiting as long as 30 minutes to get in,” Black said. “We’ll be moving them through as quickly as possible.”

The ticket office recommends that students wishing to attend the match arrive one-half-hour early in order to have a seat at the much-anticipated kickoff of 1 p.m.

A carnival will entertain the kids, along with face-painting, rides and demonstrations before the match and at halftime.

Brian Shaw